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  • Posted: Sep 29, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    TFG (The Foschini Group) is a South African fashion lifestyle retailer & comprises of 22 fashion forward brands. Our range includes some of the leading fashion, home wear, sportswear, cellular and jewellery brands in the country, as well as a host of innovative financial services. TFG comprises of the following 22 exciting retail brands; @home, @homelivi...
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    Buying Manager: Sportscene

    Buying Manager: Sportscene 

    In Sportscene we believe that we inspire the love of sneakers and street culture. We offer a blend of sports and street brands that are relevant, providing the street-conscious youth with a unique environment where Sneakers are King. An opportunity has become available in our buying team for a Buying Manager with a focus on own brand (Redbat). 

    This position requires a high-energy, self-motivated individual with strong people management skills and the ability to develop and manage key strategic own brand partnerships. The successful applicant must be comfortable with working in a fast paced environment and be results-driven. 

    As a Buying Manager, your key responsibilities will be:

    • Lead and develop a buying team to conceptualise and implement the merchandise strategy for Own Brand in line with the overall Sportscene company strategy
    • Deliver on all the desired KPI’s.
    • Support the buying team in building trend-led ranges within range/price architecture.
    • Implementation of own brand strategy.
    • Ensure successful execution of product / range strategy in store and online in collaboration with suppliers, brands, store operations, planning, marketing and logistics teams
    • Establish and/or develop sustainable supplier relationships for brand and own brand
    • Be a strategic thinker in order to adapt and maximise all business opportunities
    • Ensure reliable source of supply through sound process and effective supplier relationships
    • Negotiate terms with suppliers in line with overall margin, service and quality targets
    • Ensure that assigned team is effectively resourced, directed, motivated and developed to enable team members to reach their full potential
    • Drive and develop the performance of the team with a view to optimise delivery and achievement of objectives whilst effectively managing performance issues or concerns
    • Be actively involved in relevant Group projects
    • Margin management and reporting, as well as managing imports and forex

    To apply you need to be/ have:

    • A relevant tertiary qualification
    • Minimum 2 – 3 years working experience at a management level, incl. people / team management.
    • Minimum 10 years relevant buying / merchandise experience is essential
    • Proven track record in building and maintaining strategic supplier relationships
    • Proven track record and ability to drive a merchandise strategy by demonstrating innovative and creative thinking
    • Ability to persuade and influence both internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver to aggressive deadlines, incl. problem solving
    • Exceptional analytical ability to effectively evaluate and drive functional KPIs, incl. sales growth, PIS, CSOH, input- and maintained margins, stock turn, clearance
    • Strong written and verbal communication at all levels of organisation
    • Proven leadership and People management ability

    Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to TFG (The Foschini Group) on to apply

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